Record Label: Mello Music Group
Georgia on the beats. DJ Romes on the cuts.
Mello Music Group is proud to present Georgia Anne Muldrow & DJ Romes’ newest musical incarnation, The Blackhouse. Blackhouse’s eponymous LP is a powerful manifestation of soulful dance music. As the title implies, the project draws much from the house realm filtered through a hip-hop lens. This is music to move you both figuratively and literally. Playing like a party from beginning to end, Georgia’s immaculate combination of playing and programming is accentuated by Romes’ pristine cuts.
This is not chamber music and it doesn’t exist in a vacuum either. Anyone familiar with Georgia Anne Muldrow is aware of her Afro-centricity and free-thought ideals that permeate her work. Blackhouse does not lose these key aspects, it reconfigures them to buttress the pulsating beats, creating a dance record with an IQ. Tracks like “BLACKHOUSE” and “SOMALI” make use of concise vocals to deliver poignant messages while keeping bodies moving in the tradition of Theo Parrish or Moody Man. Clearly influenced by Afrika Bambataa and The Soulsonic Force, Kraftwerk, DJ Omega, Knights of the Turntable, Frankie Knuckles, and Kurtis Blow – the album takes us back to a time where hip-hop, house and funk were inextricably and immediately connected, Georgia Anne Muldrow and DJ Romes’ Blackhouse is an unconventional and inventive musical experience.
1. fOnkie Journey
3. Modulating (Tutankhamun)
7. Wild Style Skit
8. 84 Rap Hit
9. G.R.O.O.V.E Me
10. Zappin Skit
13. Shana’s Beat
From his outrageous live shows to his undeniable ability to out rap anybody alive, R.A. The Rugged Man has become one of the most exciting artists in hip hop history. Although he's only released one album in his 18-year career, he has recorded hundreds of songs with some of the biggest names in the game. Since many of these songs were never commercially available, R.A. decided to compile them for his fans in Legendary Classics.
Produced entirely by MF DOOM Following the success of two collaborative releases (EMC “The Show”/2008 and Ace & Edo G “Arts & Entertainment” /2009), Masta Ace joins forces with the metal faced MF Doom for Son of Yvonne, a highly personal concept album that celebrates the life and legacy of Ace’s recently departed Mother. Like his 2004 landmark Disposable Arts, Son of Yvonne is meticulously constructed with stories, settings, and characters that resonate with flesh and bone humanity. Interstitial vignettes provide a thematic backbone to the experience, and each track complements and completes the previous to form a narrative whole: a sometimes visceral, sometimes nostalgic slice of Ace’s young life in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Entirely underscored by MF Doom’s iconic Special Herbs instrumentals, Son of Yvonne features the Juice Crew general Big Daddy Kane, new comers Pav Bundy (The Bundies), Reggie B and even MF Doom on the mic. It’s Masta Ace’s no frills flow, however, that looms largest above the dusty samples and digger loops that define Doom’s production. Ace’s photo-realistic rhymes about stick-up kids, spraycan artists and wack emcees add extra gravity to his already celebrated reputation as “truly an under-appreciated rap veteran and underground luminary” (Allmusic Guide). Like Eminem recalls in his 2008 autobiography The Way I Am, “Masta Ace had amazing storytelling skills. His thoughts were so vivid.”
The third album from Outkast, released in 1998 on LaFace Records. Features: Big Gipp (of Goodie Mob); Cee-Lo (of Goodie Mob); George Clinton; Khujo (of Goodie Mob); Raekwon (of Wu-Tang Clan); T-Mo (of Goodie Mob). Production: Donny Mathis; Mr. DJ; Organized Noize; Outkast
The 2nd studio album from Outkast, released in 1996 on LaFace Records. Featuring production from Organized Noize Productions and Outkast.